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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
505 245 2137
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Ranked #13 of 105 Attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and a Smithsonian affiliate. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to present, through permanent and changing exhibits and displays, the diverse applications of nuclear energy in the past, present and future along with the stories of the field’s pioneers. Originally known as the National Atomic Museum, it was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Wonderful exhibits on the Manhattan Project. Original writings of many of the participants, excellent video. Also has a great gift shop.

Visited October 2012
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“New Modern Museum in Albuquerque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the nation’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field.

We visited this excellent museum in October of 2012 ... it is great place for adults and children alike to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology. The Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate member.

While the museum is several years old, the building is very new and modern, with ample parking and facilities.

For those of us with an interest in the history of aviation, the museum's 5-acre outdoor Heritage Park is one of the highlights of the museum. Several aircraft are on display, including the B-29 Superfortress "Duke of Albuquerque", a B-52 Stratofortress, F-105 Thunderchief, A-7 Corsair and others. In addition, the Heritage Park includes a variety of missiles, bombs and other artifacts of the atomic age.

Parking is free, and there is a nominal admittance fee.

Visited October 2012
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“Fun and Interesting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I teach Chemistry and part of our curriculum deals with the Nuclear history of New Mexico. This museum is well laid out, clean, interesting, and very fun! I would highly recommend!

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“its like being a kid again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

i had a chance to go see this with my little brother and sister who are much younger than myself. they were fascinated. the museum had a grouping of old films from the 1930s and 1940s. it was nice to see how they took it in. i forget that we pass to them a legacy of memories and time. then we had a chance to see many items from the atomic age. and lets not forget the planes. they actually have an enola gay bomber, and a B-52 on site. very neat. would definitely bring family and kids. enjoy

Visited October 2012
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“Interesting but needs better layout”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Good museum with extensive displays but layout is not good. Seems chopped up and does not flow that well. For all the space they have outside very few aircraft that are not being displayed to their best advantage. After having been to Los Alamos (which is a must see) I expected more to do with science and technology and not a continuation of the the same theme. For the price it was worth the visit. Periodic tables on the floor when you enter is very well done.

Visited September 2012
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